Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.READ MORE ABOUT YOUTH ART MONTH HERE .
Students in 3-D Design class created self-portraits in a variety of styles using only upcycled cardboard. Working initially from a series of photos of themselves shot at different angles, each student devised his or her own artistic and engineering solution to solving the self-portrait problem. Some students created sculpture-in-the-round (sculpture meant to be viewed from all sides), while others created relief sculptures (sculptures that generally hand on the wall and are meant to be viewed from the front). Hot glue, white glue, and engineered joints were all used to hold the cardboard portraits together. No two of the works are the same.
The SASHS Chapter of the National Art Honor Society hosted “Paint For Art’s Sake,” a guided painting event, at the high school on Saturday, November 14. Community members each paid $25 for a 3 hour experience with painting tips from 10 Art Honor Society members and their faculty advisors. Funds raised support the SASHS Art Honor Scholarship, an annual award for one local senior NAHS member who plans to major in art or art education.
The SASHS National Art Honor Society membership participated in the Shippensburg Halloween Parade on October 24. Members decorated a small pick-up truck in flower power swag and dressed as hippies for the event. The group distributed candy to paradegoers and won second place in their division.
SASHS students put on a strong showing at Shippensburg University's Scholastic 144 this year. 9 SASHS artists were accepted into the juried exhibition which features works from counties across Pennsylvania and Maryland. Only 78 works of art were accepted from all of the entries. The exhibition requires that two-dimensional entries are not larger than 144 square inches and three dimensional entries are limited to 12" x 12" x 12".
This is the second year that the SASHS Art Department has participated in Scholastic 144. The event is sponsored by Shippensburg University's Department of Art and Design.
The SASD Foundation's Arts and Athletics Council donated two Brent Model C potter's wheels to the high school art department last year.
The generous donation brings the department's complement of wheels to four. With larger class sizes in Ceramics, the addition of the wheels makes it possible for students to have meaningful time experiencing the discipline of thrown pottery. Additionally, the Arts and Athletics Council has approved the purchase of a new Skutt brand electronically controlled ceramics kiln to replace an aging unit that is beyond economically reasonable repair.
The Arts and Athletics Council works to raise funds for arts-related and sports-related programs and equipment beyond the district's normal budgetary funding means. Donors can earmark funds for visual arts, music, or athletics. The council is affiliated with the SASD Foundation.
The SASD Foundation's Summer Art Exploration camps were held at SASHS in July. Area kids from 3rd to 8th grade enrolled in a variety of day courses in topics like drawing and painting, warm glass, fiber arts, and movie-making. Proceeds from the camp benefit the SASD Foundation, a charitable organization that funds innovative teaching programs in Shippensburg schools through their mini-grant program. SEE MORE HERE.
SASD Art DePARTMENT